MC turbo temp sender / gauge compatibility

Wed, 21 May 2003 10:42:17 -0400

Hello all...

Pondering all kinds of cooling subjects, I was wondering if it's possible to
use the coolant temperature sensor on an MC turbo engine to provide the
signal for a VDO water temp gauge (Vision series, marked in Fahrenheit or
one marked in Celcius from a VW cabriolet).  This would eliminate the need
to run another sender and would provide me with more accurate info than the
stock gauge that only has lines...

 I thought that someone in the group said that the sender output were the
same for both the stock gauge and the VDO gauge, but I could be confusing
that with the oil pressure senders on the other cars...It'd be simple enough
to try, but I thought I'd ask...

Along the same lines, if this isn't possible, where would be a good place to
add the appropriate water temp sender on that engine? Any thoughts?

86 4ktq
81 Coupe ITB, 83 CGT
88 80 Fwd
83 GTI FSP, 83 GTI 16V
90 VW Cabriolet